Tagged: Northeast

Jazz Festival (S Pakhrin via Flickr)

DC Jazz Festival Takes the Stage This Week

And they say pigs don’t fly. The DC Jazz Festival, an annual arts highlight in the city, has gone and done it. Organizers have finally changed the verbiage on the festival homepage, or at least scrapped the old part they...

9:30 Club (angela n. via Flickr)

5 Great Rock Music Venues in D.C.

1. 9:30 Club It’s the killer, the big indie/major/whatever stage for indie/major/whatever rock bands, and the premier concert venue in the city (aside from Verizon Center, which is an arena and famously multipurpose). The 9:30 Club started life in 1980...

National Cherry Blossom Festival (Elvert Barnes via Flickr)

National Cherry Blossom Festival Paints the Town Pink

We cover the event annually, this paean to all things cherry blossomy and Japanese. And this year is no different. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., is a several-week celebration whose roots were planted way back in...

Dog walker (FaceMePLS via Flickr)

Metro Mutts in D.C. Is a Better Breed of Pet Store

Recently, I wrote about Crumbs & Whiskers, the hoped-for D.C. cat café that Kanchan Singh wants to open later this fall. So I decided to write a dog-centric post, heralding award-winning, two-headed pet supply store Metro Mutts (OK, the business...

Harvest (Graela via Flickr)

Going Native: Local Menu Makes DC Harvest a Hit With H Street Diners

On DC Harvest’s About page, the new restaurant calls itself “an upscale kitchen and bar serving a uniquely local and seasonal menu, highlighting diverse culinary preparations.” It further touts that its “cuisine is modern American, utilizing specifically sourced products from...

Seahawks and Patriots (John Patzer/Christian Newton via Flickr)

2 D.C. Bars Where Pats, ‘Hawks Fans Can Catch the Big Game

OK, like most Americans I’m sure you’ve about had it with Deflategate. Me too. Who knew what and when, and most importantly, who ordered it? It may not look too good for the New England Patriots as they head into...

Ethiopic Restaurant (Elvert Barnes via Flickr)

Dip Into H Street’s Popular Ethiopic Restaurant

Ethiopian food is really something else. I was first turned on to it by an old girlfriend in 2002 and have loved it ever since. And if you like injera bread better than some of your friends and crave chickpeas...

Anacostia River Cleanup (AFS-USA Intercultural Program via Flickr)

Get Your Hands Dirty Helping Clean Up the Anacostia Watershed

Last month I wrote about National Public Lands Day, and it got me thinking. Why not try and make it a monthly feature, giving area apartment renters an opportunity to check out local organizations dedicated to cleaning up the environment?...

H Street Festival (Ted Etyan via Flickr)

Join the Crowd at the H Street Festival This Weekend

Yes, it’s hip, it’s edgy, it’s funky, and depending on how late you walk around, maybe even a tad sketchy. But there’s one thing H Street is not, and that’s boring. And neither is its big day in the sun:...